Creating your own floral design from your own flower garden would even give you more happiness and a greater level of satisfaction. Bright colors in your garden, and cut flowers for bouquets, all summer long.
Imagine stepping out into your backyard — vase and clippers in hand — and snipping fragrant stems of sweet peas, delicate peonies and sprays of lilac. If you’ve dreamed of trying your hand as a backyard flower farmer, let this be the year you make it a reality.
Here’s how to get started, including tips for a successful first year and recommended flower varieties by bloom season.
Project: Grow a cutting garden for bouquets
Why: To provide cut flowers for bouquets, add beauty and fragrance to garden beds, and help support native pollinators
It’s a good project for you if: You have a sunny spot in your yard that isn’t spoken for and a love of flowers. With a variety of blooms to choose from, cutting gardens have plenty to offer beginning gardeners and those who are more experienced.
Whom to hire: If it’s in your budget, you may benefit from hiring a landscape professional to help with the design and plant choice for your cutting garden or the soil prep and installation.